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Naturally Playful® Summertime Play Center™

The Naturally Playful Summertime Play Center™ by Step2 can be your kids’ new backyard hangout. This two-in-one activity center can enhance sensory and social skills as children dig up some sand in the sandbox and eat snacks together at the picnic table. Creativity and pretend play ignite as kids can make sand castles and dig for buried treasure like pirates. Group play is now more fun thanks to the Summertime Play Center! Made in USA of US and imported parts. Umbrella made in China.

  • Sandbox with built-in picnic table and bench create a unique play center for kids
  • Removable 60” umbrella provides your children with plenty of shade during playtime
  • Neutral colors of the umbrella compliment any backyard
  • Sandbox lid protects sand from pets
  • Durable and easy to clean
  • Two seats in the sandbox where children can sit comfortably while playing in the sand
  • Picnic bench can accommodate up to four children
  • Maximum weight for sitting around the sandbox is 50 lbs (22.68 kg)
  • Maximum weight for bench is 200 lbs (90.7 kg)
  • Holds up to 200 lbs (90.7 kg) of sand (not included)
  • Two shovels, two pots and umbrella included
  • Tips to enhance product life
  • Minimal adult assembly required
Recommended Age: 2 and up
Product Number: 843700
Dimensions: 66.50 H 57.00 W 70.00 D
Weight: 45.00 lbs
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Step2Naturally Playful® Summertime Play Center™
 
3.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (10)
  • Easy assembly (10)
  • Easy to clean (6)
  • Weather proof (6)
  • Dries quickly (5)

Cons

  • Flimsy (7)

Best Uses

  • Small children (7)
  • Outdoors (5)
  • Patio (5)
  • Summer (5)
  • Group play (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (4), Do-it-yourself (3), Homeowner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Yes, I purchased a winner!

We love the Play Center Sandbox. The umbrella and bench/table combo is wonderful. My daughter (2 1/2 years old) loves to make sand castles along the table top and the umbrella...Read complete review

We love the Play Center Sandbox. The umbrella and bench/table combo is wonderful. My daughter (2 1/2 years old) loves to make sand castles along the table top and the umbrella makes the shade priceless. She loves to sweep off the table with a little outdoor brush that we purchased. Even after a thunderstorm, the cover has not blown off nor has water leaked into the sand. The umbella detaches easily when the wind picks up. The plastic is sturdy even when mom comes to play and the natural color does not clash in the backyard. I only used three 50 lb bags of sand so far which is plenty for a toddler. We are very happy with this purchase.
This is our third Step 2 purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Looks like fun but have concerns......

Overall this seems like a good product even though I am a bit concerned about how durable the plastic will be with kids sitting on the sandbox edges. I really like the combo of...Read complete review

Overall this seems like a good product even though I am a bit concerned about how durable the plastic will be with kids sitting on the sandbox edges. I really like the combo of the table & sandbox and the umbrella is a great idea. The colors are very pleasant & blend into the yard very well.

I am a bit perplexed by a two things though. First, the lid seems like an afterthought. It just seems to rest on top of the base & doesn't really fit the contours of the base. Secondly, there are 3 holes around the perimeter of the sandbox base that do not appear in the pictures. They do not appear to have any function & seem like they will just collect debris & harbor insects. I think we will need to add our own caps to these holes.

I'd see about other comparable options before recommending to anyone.

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4.0

Improve upon the sandbox cover

By PapaGrammy

from Lunenburg, MA

About Me Do-It-Yourself, Handyman

Pros

  • Easy Assembly
  • Fun
  • Sturdy construction
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

  • Very Flimsy Cover

Best Uses

    Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® Summertime Play Center™:

    The only complaint I have about this product is the sandbox cover. It is virtually useless. Without modifications to hold the cover in place, rain, debris, and animals will have no trouble finding a way in. The cover should snap on or slide onto a track so that it fits snuggly. This does not live up to the Step2 reputation.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Summer Fun Play Center

    By Pat the grandparent

    from Winchester KY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Assembly
    • Fun
    • Sturdy
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backyard

      Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® Summertime Play Center™:

      Grandchild who got this as a gift has been very pleased with it per her parents. It was a big hit!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Great Product

      By Lillypad

      from Thomasville, GA

      Verified Buyer
      new-bee

      Pros

      • Easy Assembly
      • Fun
      • Great colors
      • Love The Table

      Cons

      • Cover Could Use Some Work
      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® Summertime Play Center™:

        My four year old daughter loves it. Big enough for her and another child to get into. Practical table and bench is nice. She loves to have lunch and snacks outside. Umbrella is great for shade in the hot Georgia sun.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        YES made in the U.S.A.

        By grandma

        from montana

        About Me Grandparent

        new-bee

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy Assembly
        • Hours of Fun
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Individual Play
        • Physical Activity
        • Small Children

        Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® Summertime Play Center™:

        love that it is made in the U.S.A... except the umbrella..which is cute but not really very strong. I think any umbrella isn't going to do very well in the wind expecially for that size of one. But it was nice to have one to help shade him more from the sun. using as a childs pool for now as my grandson is 11 months. We, yes I was in it with him.. love it. also same opinion about the lid as others were saying.. im using bungies to help keep it secure. Fix that and you do have a winner...

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        • Yes

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not good if used for a sandbox!

        By CMM

        from Harrington, DE

        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy Assembly
        • Hours of Fun
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Group Play
        • Small Children

        Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® Summertime Play Center™:

        We have had this for over 5 years and yes the base, table and umbrella have stood up well. The problem is the lid! It is so flimsy no matter how you hold it down (we used bungees) water gets in. If you do not secure it down it goes airborne very easily! We have had to empty it yearly but now the lid seems permenantly inverted. Also the bench is only good for small children ages 4 or under after that they will be too big to sit at the table.

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        Naturally Playful® Summertime Play Center™
        Already Asked: 2 Questions, 2 Answers
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        A shopper asked: IS there a stopper for it to be used as a pool? Aug 25, 2014
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        Step2Staff: No, the Naturally Playful® Summertime Play Center™ does not come with a plug. Aug 27, 2014
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        A shopper asked: what is the measurement of the sandbox with including the table/bench? Jun 10, 2014
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        Step2Staff: This sandbox (including the table and bench) is 57" W x 70" D. Jun 11, 2014
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